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Lear Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. Lear Corporation shares (LEA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lear Corporation employs 174,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$17 billion.
|52-week range||USD$63.1003 - USD$171.83|
|50-day moving average||USD$162.0615|
|200-day moving average||USD$141.0197|
|Wall St. target price||USD$182|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.02 (0.6%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.62|
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Valuing Lear Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lear Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lear Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 65x. In other words, Lear Corporation shares trade at around 65x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Lear Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3591. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lear Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lear Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lear Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$17 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.48%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.87%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.07%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$10.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.0 million Lear Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Lear Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% up from 900,488 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lear Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Lear Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lear Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lear Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 471920.72072072). Lear Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.22. In other words for every 100,000 Lear Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2220 shares are currently held short.
However Lear Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lear Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lear Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lear Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lear Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0175% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lear Corporation shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lear Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Lear Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lear Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 13.98
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lear Corporation's overall score of 13.98 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lear Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.41/100
Lear Corporation's environmental score of 5.41 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 5.71/100
Lear Corporation's social score of 5.71 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 5.35/100
Lear Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lear Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lear Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||13.98|
|Total ESG percentile||10.82|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 9.43% of net profits
Recently Lear Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lear Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lear Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.02 per share.
While Lear Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lear Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Lear Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Lear Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 March 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lear Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lear Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lear Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Lear Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.1003 up to $171.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lear Corporation's is 1.5982. This would suggest that Lear Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lear Corporation designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, and electrical distribution systems and related components for automotive original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Its Seating segment offers seat systems, seat subsystems, key seat components, seat trim covers, seat mechanisms, seat foams, and headrests, as well as surface materials, such as leather and fabric for automobiles and light trucks, compact cars, pick-up trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The company's E-Systems segment provides electrical distribution and connection systems that route electrical signals and networks, and manage electrical power within the vehicle for various powertrains, such as traditional internal combustion engine architectures, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric architectures. It also offers software and connected services comprising Xevo Market, an in-vehicle commerce and service platform that connects customers with the brands and services by delivering sales offers through vehicle touch screens and vehicle-branded mobile applications; and software and services for the cloud, vehicles, and mobile devices that enable consumer e-commerce, multi-media applications, and enterprise services. In addition, this segment provides cybersecurity software; advanced vehicle positioning for automated and autonomous driving applications; and short-range communication and cellular protocols for vehicle connectivity. It offers its products and services under the XEVO, GUILFORD, EAGLE OTTAWA, ConfigurE+TM, INTUTM, LEAR CONNEXUSTM, EXOTM, JOURNEYWARE, ProTec, SMART JUNCTION BOXTM, STRUCSURETM, AVENTINO, and TeXstyleTM brands. Lear Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.
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